Four Michigan State football players will take part in the NFL scouting combine that starts this week in Indianapolis. One looks like a first-round pick, one might be dropping, and the other two have a chance to show they should be drafted. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said on a teleconference today that cornerback Darqueze Dennard is his “favorite corner in the draft” and, like most other analysts at this point, Mayock expects to see the Thorpe Award winner go in the first round. “I’d like to see him run well,” Mayock said of what Dennard can show in Indianapolis. Middle linebacker Max Bullough, meanwhile, “has really hurt himself” and projects to go “fifth round or later,” Mayock said. Bullough was suspended for MSU’s Rose Bowl win over Stanford for an undisclosed violation of team rules — a transgression that has yet to be revealed — but Mayock was more concerned about Bullough’s weight gain from his official senior-season listing of 245 to 265 for last month’s East-West Shrine Game.
MSU's Darqueze Dennard rising, Max Bullough falling on NFL draft boards
Detroit Free Press | Feb 19